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  • adv. In a capricious manner; without caution or concern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a capricious manner; whimsically; irregularly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. unpredictably
  • adv. in a capricious manner


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capricious +‎ -ly


  • On the other hand, treating developers capriciously is most certainly going to discourage them from spending nights and weekends working on new and useful applications that may give more people reasons to buy an iPhone.

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  • If I get tired -- if when you come back, you don't find me, just conclude, "capriciously," I have gone on some little errand of my own.

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  • She appeared to him to be pining "capriciously" when she became thin and neurotic.

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  • "I think it shows you how capriciously political that committee was when she was on it."

    Newt Gingrich vs. Nancy Pelosi: GOP Candidate Fires Back

  • Mr. Hatoyama capriciously upended the agreement last year, causing a flurry of diplomatic activity to try to right the plan.

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  • The advantages of buying, especially in a very low-tax area such s Lakeside with no need for air conditioning or very much heat, is that, if things go bad, your shelter is paid for and no landlord can capriciously raise your rent.


  • The FDA, for instance, will capriciously change its rules in the middle of an expensive clinical trial, suddenly telling a company that it must add thousands of new patients to the tests.

    Fact And Comment

  • For example, when I used pinch-to-zoom gestures, the display behaved capriciously, often jumping to much higher zoom levels after a noticeable delay.

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  • They say the ordinance was applied capriciously against them.

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  • When I was visiting England in the early 1980s, always accompanied by my English bride, the U.K. economy was a wreck, the Labor Party was reeling, and the Tories were being accused of capriciously gutting the social safety net.

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